Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese to sing joint show at the Royal Albert Hall

11 June 2019, 15:05 | Updated: 11 June 2019, 15:13

Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese
Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese. Picture: Getty

By Sofia Rizzi

Classical crossover stars Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese have announced a joint show at the Royal Albert hall to perform classics from the West End, Broadway and opera.

Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese will sing together in a joint performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, on Sunday 20 October 2019.

The classical and musical theatre singers will share the stage for Songs from the Stage, a selection of music from operas, West End and Broadway shows.

The pair will be joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Timothy Redmond for the concert to celebrate some of the best music from the stage.

Alfie Boe, recently awarded an OBE on the Queen's Birthday Honours List, said he is “delighted” to be performing with De Niese for the first time.

“Danielle is an old friend and a fantastic singer, so Songs from the Stage is set to be a spectacular evening. The performance will include Danielle’s and my favourite songs from iconic shows with all the energy of a Broadway show.”

De Niese, who has just finished a run of Man of La Mancha with the English National Opera and Kelsey Grammar, added that audiences will hear arias from Carmen and The Merry Widow.

The pair will also perform hits from musicals such as Les Misérables and West Side Story.

The Royal Albert Hall's Artistic Director, Lucy Noble, said they are “honoured” that Boe and De Niese have chosen the concert hall for their first joint venture, describing them both as “old friends of the Hall”.

“The selection of songs they will be performing covers a vast array of epic shows, ensuring there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Tickets for Songs from the Stage go on general sale at 10am on Friday 14 June on the Royal Albert Hall website. The performance is scheduled for 7.30pm on Sunday 20 October, and tickets start at £40.